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North Coast Voices Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Reuters, 19 April 2017:(Reuters) - A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen In the week ended 27 April 2017, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, fell by 0.29%: Values fell in three major capitals, rose in one, and was flat in one: So far in April, home prices have risen by 0.15%, with growth

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:05 Source

BHP and RIO were both thumped last night in London -5% and -3% respectively despite rising Chinese futures markets for iron ore. The culprit was Vale: Shares in Vale slumped the most in two weeks, as executives signalled lacklustre trends for iron ore prices this year and investors reacted to a first-quarter profit miss with disappointment.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore price charts for April 27, 2017: Spot down but futures up overnight. Steel has not updated. BHP and RIO were hammered -5% and -3% in London for some reason. No change to outlook. We’re treading water before the inevitable.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:04 Source

Via Investing in Chinese Stocks. One Beijing real estate broker has seen transactions fall 70 percent in the wake of the March 17 buying restrictions. iFeng: 部分一线城市二手房卖方主动降价 成交量大减 Here is the Chaoyang District, Beijing real estate registration business center. In Beijing, every one of the four existing home sales is completed here. According to the

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:04 Source

Via Investing in Chinese Stocks. One Beijing real estate broker has seen transactions fall 70 percent in the wake of the March 17 buying restrictions. iFeng: 部分一线城市二手房卖方主动降价 成交量大减 Here is the Chaoyang District, Beijing real estate registration business center. In Beijing, every one of the four existing home sales is completed here. According to the

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:04 Source

From Goldman: Q&A on the President’s Tax Reform Plan The White House announced a slightly revised set of principles for tax reform, which appear to incrementally reduce the size of the proposed tax cut compared with the President’s campaign proposal, and eliminate a few of the differences between the campaign plan and the House Republican

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: We’re In An Artificial Intelligence Hype Cycle – Buzz Feed Why are we reluctant to trust robots? – The Guardian Moody’s: Low interest rates pose risks to global insurance industry’s profitability – Moody’s 0.2% Of Nasdaq Companies Accounted For 45% Of Its Recent Gains – Zero Hedge Growth Can Solve the Debt Dilemma –

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:46 Source

by Chris Becker Risk off? Not quite but Asian markets are not reacting well to the mixed lead from Wall Street overnight, exacerbated by the BOJ’s decision to cut its inflation target and a drop in commodity prices. In China, the Shanghai Composite is just positive going into the close, currently up only 0.3% to 3145

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:25 Source

Victoria government wants two 20MW battery storage installations, with 100MWh of storage, in place by January.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:25 Source

Victoria government wants two 20MW battery storage installations, with 100MWh of storage, in place by January.

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George Monbiot Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:46 Source

I would rather live with Jeremy Corbyn’s gentle dithering than Theresa May’s brutal efficiency

By George Monbiot, published in The Guardian, 26th April 2017

Where are the nosepegs this time? Those who tolerated anything the Labour Party did under Blair tolerate nothing under Corbyn. Those who insisted that we should vote Labour at any cost – with a handy peg to exclude the stench of rotting corpses in Iraq – turn their backs as it seeks to recover its principles.

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George Monbiot Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:30 Source

A note on the poison gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 27th April 2017

There’s an element on the left that seems determined to produce a mirror image of the Washington Consensus. Just as the billionaire press and Western governments downplay and deny the crimes of their allies, so this element downplays and denies the crimes of the West’s official enemies.

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John Quiggin Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:16 Source

Looking at the Turnbull government’s move to limit gas exports, I can’t do better than quote Bernard Keane in Crikey (paywalled, but here’s the bit that matters)

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:07 Source

At its Annual General Meeting on 4 May, Santos will be subject to a vote on a shareholder resolution that seeks improved disclosure of climate risks.

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